At Beechdean we always love to hear from our fans and this week the office was inundated with some lovely letters from the year one pupils of Greenway Primary School! The children of Greenway are currently studying Italy and hand in hand with the Mediterranean country of course comes ice cream! As part of their project, the children aged five and six were allowed to try a number of ice-creams and much to our delight chose Thayers as their favourite! The lovely letters were hand written by the children and included some hand drawn pics of the ice-creams they had tried, as well as some very kind words. “I liked your ice-cream, it was cold and it was creamy. It tasted yummy” said one pupil named Tyler. “I had four different ice-creams but I liked yours the most. It was brilliant” wrote the lovely Logan! We’ve even heard that the children are going to be making their own ice cream – we can’t wait to see the results!
DON Woodward is to stand down as Wanderers chairman at the end of the month.
Increasing work commitments have been cited as the reason for Woodward leaving the hotseat after two years in the role.
Andrew Howard, who was appointed to the Wanderers board last month, will be the man to step into Woodward’s shoes.
Howard, owner of the North Dean-based Beechdean Dairy Farmhouse company and the current British GT3 champion, will officially take over as Blues chairman on August 1.
Woodward, an accountant by profession, was appointed chairman after the Wycombe Wanderers Trust took over the ownership of the club two summers ago following a protracted takeover from Steve Hayes.
He will remain a member of the Trust board and will provide guidance to the new man in charge.
Woodward said: “After two years as chairman of Wycombe Wanderers Football Club, the time has come for me to step down and hand over this challenging and rewarding role to Andrew Howard. “Having worked hard to provide a platform for this next stage of development, I am excited about this next chapter for the club and will remain on the Trust Board to help assist the new chairman in his role.
“I have asked Andrew to take on the role from August 1, ready for the coming season, and wish him every success in this new and exciting chapter for the club.”
Howard said: “I have been working closely with Don to ensure I am fully equipped to take on the role as chairman, continuing to build a platform that the club can grow from and I am very much looking forward to Wycombe Wanderers continuing its exciting journey.”
Trust Chairman Trevor Stroud said: “I would like to personally thank Don for his tireless commitment and the commendable job he has done as Wycombe Wanderers Chairman over the last two years. His efforts during the takeover two years ago and since have been an integral part of ensuring Wycombe Wanderers’ future as a professional football club.”
In a statement the Wycombe Wanderers Trust said: “Don took over the chairman’s role at a challenging time for the club and has worked tirelessly since then to establish a platform for growth. In this time the club has gone through many highs and lows and it is a credit to Don that he has steered the club to its current position.
“Due to increasing personal work commitments Don has now decided that the time is right to step down as chairman but he will remain on the trust board and assist the new chairman.
“We would like to thank Don for his vital input to Wycombe Wanderers over the many years and his commitment to the chairman’s role over the last two years.”
Dorney Lake was the setting for the Olympics in 2012. this year it was the setting for High Wycombe Rotary Club’s Dragon Boat Race. On the day 11 Beechdean Babes took to the water with the sole aim of having some fun. funny how quickly you get competitive & start working out how to master your new craft!
The Beechdean Babes Crew consisted of: Ed Price, Mike Booth, Karen Murphy, Susie Howard, Steve Smith, Chris Ackerman, Andrew Howard, Al Oliverre, Lydia Ducker, Jez Wicks and our very nervous drummer Donna Heritage.
36 teams entered, so now it was a physiology game between the lake and the opposition. Could we conquer either???
10.30am: our first race – we didn’t really have a clue what we were doing. we’d never paddled together before, no practice event, just straight in the dragon boat.
We put in a gallant effort coming in second with a not to shabby time of 64.2 seconds, which put us approx. half way down the leader board.
Our cox was brilliant, giving us some logical new moves and top tips which we tried out on our 2nd race.
Heat 2 – Unfortunately using our new high tempo paddling techniques, it soon become apparent it was carnage, our paddles clashing with our fellow paddlers at every stroke .. However we powered home in 2nd place again, ironically faster by 2 seconds …62.5 seconds!
Now we were 13th.We were feeling ready for our 3rd leg in the final heat. we were going to try out some new moves that would surely shave off a few seconds and secure a semi-final place in the top 8 . The whole crew were completely focused, you could have heard a pin drop through the concentration in the boat, this was our Olympic Race!!!
The starter’s voice is all we heard as the paddles soared through the water with power and synconisation we had never experienced before.. we crossed the line jubilant winners leaving the other teams in our wake…with a supersonic time of 58.2 seconds!!!
Unfortunately, although this was the 4th fastest time over the day of 120 races, the event judges take your fastest two times, so it wasn’t enough to reward our efforts of vast improvement and we ended up 11th of the day.
Fantastic fun day out for all those who took part and a great charity event…Bring on next year!!!!
It’s an exciting time at Beechdean HQ. Our online shop has finally arrived and it has everything you need to get involved in all of the fun! From classic Beechdean polo shirts and branded aprons to must-have Beechdean Motor Sport merchandise, there’s something for every diehard dairy fan in our eclectic online shop.
For those of you who haven’t quite got round to getting Dad anything this Father’s day, Beechdean Motorsport has teamed up with Butlins to give two lucky families the chance to win a VIP family race day experience, giving you the opportunity to become part of the team and follow some of the UK’s most prestigious motorsport events of the year! Winners will get access to the Beechdean Aston Martin Racing Corporate Hospitality unit and the privileged teams paddock to meet all the drivers and really get the adrenalin pumping in the pit-lane! Winners can choose from races at Brands Hatch on 31st August 2014 or Donington on 14th September 2014. Dad will be so chuffed, he won’t worry about you forgetting his card!
Owner and MD of Beechdean Ice Cream, Andrew Howard, made a quick detour on his way to last nights BFFF Awards as he surprised one of the nation’s favourite radio Drive Time hosts Geoff Lloyd, with a bundle of the new Scooby-Doo Ice creams. Despite two previous attempts to get the ice creams to Geoff, it seems the Absolute Radio team couldn’t resist and got to them all before him on both occasions so it was time for Andrew to take matters into his own hands. On route to the annual industry awards, Andrew, complete in full Black Tie, personally hand delivered the new ice creams to Geoff as he was live on his evening radio show. The personal service absolutely did the trick with Geoff even taking his very own #ScoobySelfie.
Reigning British GT3 champion Andrew Howard has joined the Wycombe Wanderers board in a commercial role.
Howard, 50, is the owner of local ice cream company Beechdean Dairy Farmhouse and founder of Beechdean Motorsport.
He won the British GT3 title last year in an Aston Martin V12 Vantage.
“There has been a tremendous amount of hard work done over the last couple of years and I am looking forward to being part of the development and growth going forward,” he said.
Wycombe chairman Don Woodward added: “Having Andrew join the board gives us a better balance and allows the further development and growth of the club.
“This is a very exciting appointment and we all look forward to working closely with Andrew.”
Full story can be found here – http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27664726
We’re delighted to be featured in this month’s Elite Magazine. Beechdean owner, Andrew Howard, met up with them to talk about how it all began over 20 years ago, becoming one of the UK’s top ice cream makers and the importance of lickability.
With the school holidays in full swing, we wanted to celebrate the launch of the new SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer ice push ups by treating big and little kids to an exclusive film screening in Central London. With a very well stocked freezer it proved to be the perfect way to keep everyone entertained!